Herb Mint (Peppermint)
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"Very versatile, for tangy mint sauce or garnish on new potatoes or peas.
Cooking: The ideal accompaniment to roast lamb -for an unusual but delicious sauce mix with honey and lemon juice. Add to boiled new potatoes, peas, make mint jelly or garnish summer drinks.
Companion Plant: Mint has a piquant aroma and as such is disliked by much of the insect world. Above all, plant mint close to all brassicas and it will repel the Cabbage White Butterfly and a sprig or two in your wardrobe will keep moths out of your clothes.
Nature's Remedy: It has a remarkable reputation with indigestion, for calming the nerves, for soothing sleep and recurring sickness. Many herbalists claim it aids virility and can be used against Migraine. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tablespoonful of chopped fresh leaves and leave to stand for 30 minutes. Take as required a tablespoon at a time."
Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 100cm (39"). 1250 seeds approx.
Sowing Months: Feb to Jun
Harvest Months: Jun to Aug
Position in: Full sun